Jasper McKinney MBE

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Jasper  McKinney MBE Born in 1961 in Banbridge, Co Down, Jasper McKinney MBE was educated at the Ulster Polytechnic and Brighton College of Art, graduating in 1983 with a first-class Honours, BA Fine Art (Sculpture). Two years later, he graduated with a Higher Diploma in Fine Art from the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, and in 1990 from the University of Ulster with an Advanced Diploma in Further and Higher Education. At the Slade School he was awarded the Boise Travel Scholarship to Japan, and in 1987 he was awarded the Alice Berger Hammerschlag Trust Award for travel to California and Mexico. He is currently Assistant Director at Southern Regional College on secondment to the Department of Employment and Learning.
His work is included in the Boise Collection, University College London, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, House of Lords, Monaghan County Museum, Newry Museum, Queens University Collection and in private collections in Belgium, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Japan, USA, Mexico, England and Ireland. His piece Messenger was presented to HRH Queen Elizabeth II at the F.E McWilliam Gallery and Studio, Banbridge in 2009. Jasper McKinney was awarded a MBE in the New Years Honours List 2013.
McKinney makes paintings and sculptures based on his reactions to events with historical references. He works in a range of materials with a preference for working in bronze for sculptural pieces. Recent works reference a journey of remembered events. ‘My hope is that the viewer will share some aspects of my life experiences while examining the work.’ McKinney’s work can be seen at: The Battletown Gallery, Manor Fine Arts, Newry and Mourne Museum as Bagenal's Castle, the House of Lords in London and Monaghan County Museum. 

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